Las Vegas, Nevada (June 22, 2012)--In 2012, the PGA Tour celebrates 30-straight years in Las Vegas. Las Vegas Golf Region resident Kevin Na is the defending champion, and, as always, the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open will be much more than just a professional golf tournament. Many other special events are planned during tournament week including a special ladies event sponsored by Wells Fargo with Las Vegas icon Diana Bennett serving as keynote speaker. -- By Brian Hurlburt with press release.
The the Fourth Annual Women’s Day Kick Off Your Heels Luncheon on October 2 is being coordinated by and held for many of the best known and most highly respected women in the city of Las Vegas. Thirty five (35) tables of ten are expected to be sold to raise money for Shriners Hospitals for Children, the host and beneficiary of the week-long professional golf tournament. Click now to reserve your tables.
Women will enjoy a delectable, catered lunch from Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion following a prestigious cooking demonstration from founder and executive chef, Roy Yamaguchi and a highly anticipated speech from this year’s keynote speaker, Diana Bennett, chief executive officer and co-founder of Paragon Gaming. Lauren Michaels, co-host of KLUC’s Morning Zoo, will serve as mistress of ceremonies and lead a silent auction with highly esteemed items.
“We are proud to partner with the tournament this year and support the Shriners Hospitals for Children,” said Lori Tuntland, Wells Fargo senior vice president and regional private banking manager. “As the leading community-based bank in Las Vegas, we are dedicated to making this community a better place to call home.”
With the guidance of her father, industry icon William Bennett, Bennett successfully climbed the ladder in a male-dominated industry and now oversees the operations of three prosperous gaming companies. Named as one of Great Women in Gaming in 2007 by Casino Enterprise Management, Bennett is a second-generation casino operator beginning her career as an executive of Circus Circus Enterprise’s leadership team. Serving on the boards of I Have A Dream Foundation, Three Square Food Bank and The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Bennett continues to give back to the Las Vegas community. She currently serves as the vice president of the Nevada chapter of the International Women’s Forum, helping prepare future generations of female leaders.
About the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open: The 2012 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open is the ongoing commitment between Timberlake and Shriners Hospitals for Children® to continue the tradition of a PGA TOUR event in Las Vegas. The collaboration between Shriners Hospitals for Children® as Title Sponsor and Host, along with Celebrity Host Justin Timberlake, creates a truly unique and world-class event for players and fans alike. A variety of well-known golfers will participate in the competition and help support the mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children®, while enjoying the signature flair that Las Vegas has to offer. The 2012 tournament is October 1– 7, 2012 at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas. Join the Celebration as we mark 30 years of PGA TOUR Golf in Las Vegas and 90 years of care from Shriners Hospitals for Children.